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Unformatted text preview: • The fever is present in a child under 6 months of age • The child has a febrile convulsion (A period of unconsciousness and 2-4 minutes of uncoordinated jerking and twitching movements) Prognosis The fever often lasts for 3-4 days, followed by a rash which usually lasts a few hours to a day. After the rash has faded there is no scaring and the child will make a full recovery. One attack of the infection usually gives the sufferer immunity for life. Repeat attacks of this condition can occur, but it is not common and tends to be associated with other conditions, usually a problem with the immune system. Prevention The only way to prevent a child from picking up the infection is to not allow close contact with other infected children. Children between the ages of 6 months and 2 years are at greatest risk of catching the disease....
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